Jewel-Osco and Hunger Is Provide Summer Breakfasts for Hungry Kids in Northwest Indiana

Jewel-Osco and Hunger Is Provide Summer Breakfasts for Hungry Kids in Northwest Indiana

Jewel-Osco, Hunger Is Supports a Hunger-Free Summer in the Region For thousands of children and teens across Lake and Porter county, summer break is more than just a break from school—it’s a break from the guaranteed nutrition provided by free or reduced-priced meals provided during the school day. Thanks to dedicated community partners and donors, the Food Bank is working to ensure hungry kids and teens have the nutrition they need during the summertime. To support these efforts, Food Bank was recently awarded a $4,585 Hunger Is grant from the Albertsons Foundation, doing…Read more
Food Bank Goes Nose to Nose For Childhood Hunger

Food Bank Goes Nose to Nose For Childhood Hunger

Red Nose Day Grant Feeds Hungry Kids, Supports the BackPack Program   Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is proud to be a partner of Red Nose Day USA, helping to end childhood poverty and provide hunger relief in our community. Red Nose Day is all about making it fun to come together to raise money and awareness for children who need our help most—in our community, across the country, and around the world. More than 50,000 young students in Lake and Porter County rely on free and reduced price meals during the school…Read more
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Celebrates Bigger Facility, Bigger Impact

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Celebrates Bigger Facility, Bigger Impact

Ribbon cutting showcases growth, impact, and potential of the new Food Bank of Northwest Indiana The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana celebrated the official ribbon cutting of its new facility, located at 6490 Broadway, Merrillville, on Thursday, May 16. The day marked just over a year since the Food Bank announced its move to the new facility alongside the public phase of its Fighting Hunger, Growing Hope capital campaign. The event showcased the growth, impact, and future initiatives of the organization. “A lot has changed since we first introduced this vision a year…Read more
Enbridge Helps Neighbors in Need at Mobile Market

Enbridge Helps Neighbors in Need at Mobile Market

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana awarded $2,500 Enbridge Community Investment Grant to Feed Hungry Neighbors Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is excited to receive a $2,500 Community Investment Grant from local energy transportation company, Enbridge. The donation will support the Food Bank Mobile Market, a traveling food distribution program to provide critical food assistance to individuals and families in need across Northwest Indiana. Mobile Market is scheduled to visit St. John Township Community Center on May 15th, where the funds provided by Enbridge will ensure children and families in need have access to…Read more
Fight Hunger. Spark Change. at Northwest Indiana Walmart and Sam’s Club Stores

Fight Hunger. Spark Change. at Northwest Indiana Walmart and Sam’s Club Stores

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign to Combat Hunger in Lake and Porter Counties One in eight Americans in communities across the U.S. struggle with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including one in six children who face hunger in Northwest Indiana. To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and Food Bank of Northwest Indiana are kicking off its sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” (FHSC) campaign, which will run from April 22 to…Read more
Catastrophes Highlight Need For Your Generosity

Catastrophes Highlight Need For Your Generosity

Fire … dangerous cold … the longest federal government shutdown in history. This past winter, various disasters and crises left countless Northwest Indiana neighbors in a new and difficult situation, with many of them visiting the Food Bank or one of its partner pantries for the first time in their lives. Many families whose main breadwinner works for the federal government were barely making ends meet during the shutdown. Debilitating cold kept other neighbors without transportation from reaching the grocery store. When schools called snow days, some children who rely on free/reduced lunches…Read more
Major Donor Recognition Levels Revealed

Major Donor Recognition Levels Revealed

As we become more deeply rooted in the communities we're serving, your generosity remains at the heart of all we are able to accomplish. To honor our leading donors to the Fighting Hunger, Growing Hope campaign, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is erecting a special donor wall of recognition. As an individual donor, family, and/or organization/business, you are invited to add your name at one of the following investment levels. Please consider making a one-time donation to the Fighting Hunger, Growing Hope campaign and secure your personalized leaf today. Or, if you'd prefer to…Read more
2018 Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

2018 Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

Texas Corral Provides Free Christmas Day Meal to Families in Need Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville will host its 3rd Annual Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, December 25th, to provide a free holiday meal to individuals and families in need across the Region. General Manager Craig Carnagey, in coordination with the Texas Corral organization, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, and other community partners, hopes to spread cheer and goodwill to the many folks struggling with hunger and other challenging circumstances this holiday season. The Christmas dinner will be served between 11am and 5pm,…Read more
Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families

Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families

Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families 7th Annual Hope for the Holidays food distribution provides hope, holiday food assistance to hungry neighbors December 14, 2018 (Merrillville, IN) – The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today provided holiday food assistance to more than 500 individuals and families during its 7th annual Hope for the Holidays Mobile Marketplace distribution, sponsored by Legacy Foundation and NIPSCO. A special holiday Mobile Marketplace distribution was also held last Saturday, December 8, in Valparaiso and served more than 200 families. “We know the holidays can…Read more
Food Bank Receives $5,000 Joy in Childhood Foundation Grant

Food Bank Receives $5,000 Joy in Childhood Foundation Grant

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Receives $5,000 Grant from Joy in Childhood Foundation in Celebration of Giving Tuesday Funds will support hunger relief programs for children in Lake and Porter Counties  (Merrillville, IN) (November 27, 2018) – The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana recently announced  it has received a $5,000 grant from the Joy in Childhood Foundation, which is powered by Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins, and brings the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. Funding from the grant will support the Food Bank’s childhood hunger relief programs, including BackPack, Summer Food…Read more